looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

tom sparks tomasparks.ts at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 12:39:41 CDT 2017

On 30/10/17 01:22, Mike Stein wrote:

> Radio Shack M100 (if you've got a large pocket); still used by some writers for the very reason you mention.
> m
I did look at M100 and clones, but I ruled them out, as could not use 
them without extra hardware to get some DOS-like filesystem

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> From: "tom sparks via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
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> Subject: Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA
>> On 29/10/17 06:01, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>>>>> I am looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA, so I can write idea/notes
>>>>> when I
>>>>> am away from my computer
>>> Hi Tom.
>>> Welcome to 1997. :-)
>>>>> the [Psion 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_Series_3) and [Psion
>>>>> 5](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_Series_5) look like good
>>>>> options,
>>>>> but i read about the hinge/screen issues
>>>>> I am leaning more towards the Psion 5 because of the easy of getting
>>>>> accessories,
>>>>> but it has more things to break
>>>>> but I am wounding about other options?
>>>> "Wondering"? :-)
>>> Tom - Here's the dilemma. The pocket-sized DOS computers (HP-200,
>>> Atari Portfolio, etc.) are too small for their keyboards to be useful.
>>> The larger ones (all the Windows CE stuff that Liam mentioned, along
>>> with the awesome Psion Series 7/Psion Netbook) have good keyboards and
>>> screens, but they're fragile and kind of exotic for modern purposes.
>>> For me, the solution is modern produts. I use a high-end Android
>>> smartphone and a low-end Chromebook. Either one is excellent when I
>>> need a quick/simple note-taking device. With the phone I use the
>>> "Google Keep" app for quite notes/lists. With the Chromebook I use an
>>> offline app just called "Text" because it's extremely fast and has
>>> good options.
>> I want something that has anti-procrastinate features (no internet, no
>> videos, no mp3s, etc),
>> long battery life (40+ hours),
>> easy replaceable batteries
>> PS: I am adding it to my "off-line" gobag also

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